Player News - Everton

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Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye helped Senegal into a commanding first-half lead over Sudan on Saturday before limping off just before the break.

The 29-year-old, who was recently singled out by club manager Marco Silva following a string of impressive performances, has started seven of the Toffees eight Premier League matches this season, only missing out in game week four because of a knee injury. "He is really important for us because our other midfielders do not have the same profile and we need Gana at a good level to help us in those moments, in our reaction and in our defensive and offensive transition," the Everton boss said prior to the win at Leicester. The form of Gueye has restricted Morgan Schneiderlin to nothing more than a bit part role in recent weeks and Silva will be hoping for a positive injury update after he appeared to take a heavy knock on his ankle following a robust Sudanese challenge in the 44th minute.
Source: Daily Post
Oct 14 - 11:32 AM

All signs point to Gylfi Sigurdsson having a massive comeback year after last year's disappointing debut season with Everton.

Last season, after making a £40 million move from Swansea City, he scored four goals and recorded only four assists, his lowest combined total since his Tottenham days. Siggy has responded well to new manager Marco Silva's system, already matching last year's goal total with four goals in his last four games and back-to-back three-bonus-point performances entering the international break. Even more convincing is that the Icelandic international leads the league in chances created and his second behind David Silva in key passes per game. Given Everton's recent form and upcoming schedule, Siggy looks like a must-have midfielder in FPL.com.
Oct 13 - 6:49 PM

Everton entered the international break on a high note following a 2-1 away win over 10-man Leicester City.

The Brazilian international got the Toffees off to a quick start with the opening goal in the seventh minute of the match when he waited at the back post for a deft pass from his countryman Bernard. The goal is Richarlison's fourth of the season and first since returning from a three-match suspension. After conceding the tying goal in the 40th minute, Everton went a man up on Leicester when Richarlison drew a foul that led to Wes Morgan's second yellow card. Within 15 minutes, Everton had their lead when Gylfi Sigurdsson danced around defenders with ease before ripping a 30-yard screamer past Kasper Schmeichel and into the top corner for the victory.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 6 - 12:02 PM

A two-goal performance from Gylfi Sigurdsson will have fantasy managers everywhere asking: is Gylfi back?

The Icelandic international could have had a hat-trick but missed his very clear chance at a goal when he chipped a penalty that hit the crossbar in the 52nd minute. But Siggy made up for it within four minutes after curling a beautiful effort around his defender for the opening goal, making him the leading active player for goals scored from outside the box. Ten minutes later, Cenk Tosun double the Toffees lead with a header from a Theo Walcott cross and then Sigurdsson sealed the 3-0 win over Fulham with a counter-attack goal off a Bernard assist in the 89th.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 29 - 12:03 PM

Jordan Pickford is among the worst in the Premier League in terms of goals conceded as their 2-0 loss brought the total to 11.

The company Pickford are keeping in terms of goals conceded include teams that have played Manchester City, face relegation, or both. Not good company to keep for Marco Silva's side who have not played City (or Liverpool) and should be well above the relegation zone come the end of the season. Still the defense is struggling enough that goals should be expected from Everton's opponents.
Source: Espn.com
Sep 23 - 1:01 PM

Everton winger Richarlison will be available to face Arsenal on Sunday after serving a three-match ban.

The Brazilian got off to a scintillating start as he led the Premier League with three goals in two games before he was sent off for violent conduct in Gameweek 3 against Bournemouth. But the Brazilian's return is good news for manager Marco Silva, who also said that Phil Jagielka and Yerry Mina are closing on fitness while Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes remain out. "Richarlison is an important player for us. He started the season well, scoring important goals and helping the team. He is able to play now and it is good news for us...Of course, we will then be stronger. It looks better now [the injury situation]. We must work with them and help them get in a good physical condition."
Sep 22 - 12:13 AM

Everton used the international break to avoid an injury crisis with a number of starters set to return from injury.

Theo Walcott, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Idrissa Gueye all trained on Friday and will have another session on Saturday before Sunday's match against West Ham. Walcott, who suffered a rib injury against Huddersfield Town before the international break, was a major concern with Richarlison still serving his suspension, but at least the Toffees have winger Bernard ready to make his club debut after shaking off a muscle injury. However, Seamus Coleman suffered a foot injury during the international break that will rule him out for one to two weeks, according to manager Marco Silva. Theo and Gana are okay, it is possible [they will play]. We will have one more session tomorrow to see how Theo is. We will see how he reacts. Dominic is in normal condition, he worked well yesterday with the team and today he is in the same situation. Our medical staff will report Seamus's condition soon, but he is maybe out for one or two weeks – nothing more."
Sep 14 - 11:29 PM

Injury problems are beginning to mount for Everton ahead of their game with West Ham United.

Marco Silva faces the prospect of taking on the Hammers without up-to 12 first-team players after Seamus Coleman [foot] and Dominic Calvert-Lewin become the latest additions to the Toffees treatment room. Coleman was injured in the defeat to Wales on Saturday while Calvert-Lewin, who was introduced as a substitute for England under-21s in Latvia, lasted less than 10 minutes before being forced off with an ankle injury. Following his two-goals in the Carabao Cup, Silva handed Calvert-Lewin his first league start of the season and the youngster was once again on the scoresheet to help Everton to a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield. The extent of either problem is yet to be determined. The duo will join the likes of Michael Keane, James McCarthy, Phil Jagielka, Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina, Idrissa Gueye, Bernard [muscular], Theo Walcott and Beni Baningime on the side-lines while Richarlison must serve the final game of his ban.
Sep 12 - 11:50 AM

Seamus Coleman is set for a spell on the sidelines after a scan revealed the right-back has suffered a stress of his foot.

Speaking after Ireland’s 1-1 draw in Poland, national team boss Martin O’Neill confirmed Coleman had travelled with the squad for the friendly international despite being ruled out through injury. "He could easily have got a flight home, but he stayed with the team. He is a great captain, a really great captain. He is inspirational and obviously we hope he is back in time for the games coming up." Coleman will be fully assessed on his return to Finch Farm, and although there has been no official timeline, the Everton defender is likely to be missing for several weeks. The setback means that 21-year-old Jonjoe Kenny is poised for his first Premier League appearance after impressing the Carabao Cup last month. Another option for Marco Silva would be to slot Mason Holgate in on the right, but with Phil Jagielka [knee] ruled out, that seems an unlikely option.
Source: Daily Star
Sep 12 - 11:19 AM

James McCarthy is closing in on a return to action after stepping up his recovery from injury.

The Everton midfielder suffered a double-leg fracture in a challenge with Salomon Rondon which left McCarthy needing surgery. Fortunately, club and country team-mate, Seamus Coleman, was on hand to support his best friend having recovered from a similar injury in early 2018. "It is a big shock for him and a big shock for his family," Coleman said at the time. "It is probably going to give me the motivation to be as good as I can possibly be to show James that there is a way back from it." Now, eight months on, manager Marco Silva confirms McCarthy is closing in on his comeback. "He is progressing well. We expect in the next weeks to start, slow-by-slow and step-by-step, working with the team." There is even some suggestion that McCarthy will be available for the internationals in October, although he would need a seamless transition into the first team fold without any setbacks to stand a realistic chance.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 7 - 6:23 AM

With a mounting injury list, the international break has come at a good time for Everton who struggled against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Marco Silva was left without nine first-team players, and the Blues boss is hoping the pause in Premier League proceedings will be enough to see at least one or two returners for the game with West Ham. Brazilian Bernard is expected to overcome a minor muscular issue, although his lack of match fitness is likely to restrict him to a role from the bench. Fellow deadline day signings – Andre Gomes [hamstring] and Yerry Mina [foot] – are also struggling, but they should be back later this month. Idrissa Gueye is battling a slight knee strain and Kurt Zouma will partner Mason Holgate once again with Phil Jagielka [knee] and Michael Keane [fractured skull] side-lined for at least another three weeks. Richarlison [suspended] is out, but Theo Walcott is hoping he can recover from a heavy blow to the chest. "He felt something in his ribs after a collision with an opponent. We’ll see in the next few days how he is," said Silva.
Sep 3 - 5:32 PM

Everton came from behind to extend their unbeaten start to the season in a 1-1 draw to Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park.

Everton boss Marco Silva made four changes from the side that drew 2-2 at Bournemouth in their last Premier League outing. Lucas Digne made his first league start at left-back. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored twice in the midweek EFL Cup win, covered for the suspended Richarlison, while Kurt Zouma and Morgan Schneiderlin were drafted in for Michael Keane and Idrissa Gueye. Philip Billing headed Huddersfield to a surprise lead against the run of play in the 34th, but Calvert-Lewin responded just 87 seconds, glancing in Lucas Digne's cross. Ademola Lookman off the bench in the second period and created the best chance of the half, Gylfi Sigurdsson steered the substitute's cross wide with 15 minutes remaining. Marco Silva's men will be frustrated not to have claimed all three points from a contest in which they controlled 58% possession and sent 11 shots toward goal.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 1 - 2:40 PM

Everton will not be in the best shape to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday due to injuries and suspensions.

Bernard will continue to sit out due to a muscle injury and will wait until after the international break along with Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes to make their respective Everton debuts. Meanwhile, summer signing Richarlison will miss the match as he serves three-match ban, Phil Jagielka is out with a knee injury, and likely Idrissa Gueye as well, and Michael Keane will miss the next few weeks with a head injury, while Sandro Ramirez left the club on loan to head back to Spain. Regardless, manager Marco Silva said the club will carry on with only two fit center-backs and a depleted midfield: "Zouma and Mason Holgate are the only fit centre-backs but I am happy with them. They did well in the last game [against Rotherham]. Obviously if we have all of our players available we have strong options but we will start the match with an XI and I have confidence in all of them."
Aug 31 - 5:17 PM

Everton forward Sandro Ramirez is expected to complete a deadline day move to Real Sociedad by tomorrow's deadline.

The 23-year-old has sparsely played for Everton but featured for the club in a 3-1 League Cup win yesterday, earning an assist in his first appearance of 2018 for the club. But, after a loan stint at Sevilla earlier this year, the striker looks set to leave Goodison Park in a permanent move to Real Sociedad despite manager Marco Silva's hope: "Even with what has happened with Sandro I believe in him, he showed me tonight he is a fantastic professional and for me I am not surprised. Even if I knew someone called up in the next hour and it is something Sandro is trying to find, I would like if I would stay with him in the squad because he is a player I believe in."
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 30 - 9:26 AM

Everton entertain Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park this weekend, but Marco Silva is facing a selection headache due to a growing injury list.

The Toffees eased past Rotherham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night despite making eight changes for the second-round clash – only Tom Davies, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Mason Holgate were retained. Kurt Zouma came in for his first start in place of the injured Michael Keane who fractured his skull at Bournemouth. The Chelsea loanee is expected to line-up again on Saturday after Phil Jagielka suffered a knee injury in training which will keep him out for around three weeks. Brazilian Bernard has a muscular strain and he will be checked closer to kick-off. Anther deadline signing – Andre Gomes – will be a further three weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. The future of Ademola Lookman hangs in the balance with a potential move to RB Leipzig in the offing, however, he too is ruled out through injury.
Aug 30 - 5:04 AM



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